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Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 receives LSB 2.0 certification

Monday February 07 2005

Moreno Valley, Ca; Paris, France - February, 7th 2005 - Mandrakesoft today announced that its newly released Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 server solution has received LSB 2.0 certification, following its longstanding tradition of support for open standards.

The result of several years of experience in the critical server application field, Corporate Server 3.0 provides outstanding robustness, scalability, reliability and 5-year maintenance to business customers, along with the ease of use for which Mandrakesoft products are renowned.

Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 received LSB 2.0 certification on January 26th 2005. This certification is a strong guarantee of perfect compatibility with Linux applications.

This certification is in line with Mandrakesoft's earlier announcement about its participation in the Linux Core Consortium (LCC): going forward, the Corporate Server line of products will be based on the LSB-compliant LCC operating system architecture.

"We're delighted to have the Corporate Server 3.0 LSB-compliant. This is a significant achievement for our corporate products strategy, and will add weight to our efforts to continue growing our large base of ISVs", declared François Bancilhon, Mandrakesoft CEO.

The Linux Standard Base is a set of standards developed and promoted to increase compatibility among Linux distributions and to enable software applications to run on any compliant system.

"We congratulate Mandrakesoft on their certification to the LSB Runtime Environment Version 2.0," said Andrew Josey, Director of Certification at The Open Group. "LSB certification is a critical foundation for the long-term market success of Linux. Together with the LSB specification, it provides the necessary standardization of a binary platform for volume Linux applications."

The Open Group developed and now operates the LSB Certification program on behalf of the Free Standards Group.

Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 LSB certification details:

More information about Mandrakelinux Corporate Server 3.0 is available at:

About Mandrakesoft

Mandrakesoft is the publisher of the popular Mandrakelinux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy-to-use Linux systems available. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and Open Source software and related services. Mandrakesoft products are available in more than 120 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandrakestore.com, the company's online store. Number 1 in several countries, Mandrakesoft has won many awards for quality and technical innovation. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, Mandrakesoft has offices in the United States and France. Mandrakesoft is traded on Paris Euronext March Libre (ISIN Code: FR0004159382/MLMAN; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF).

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About the LSB

An initiative of the Free Standards Group, the Linux Standard Base (LSB) is a set of standards designed to increase compatibility amongst Linux distributions and enable applications to run on any LSB-compliant system. The advent of LSB 2.0 is revolutionary in that it allows ISVs to create "shrink-wrapped software" for the Linux platform in much the same way they already do for Windows.